‘Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America

Event date: 
October 15th, 2013
Speaker: 
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Elizabeth Bernstein (moderator)
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Esteemed journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores hard, yet important, questions about the rise of interfaith marriage and the impact this understudied phenomenon is having on America’s future.

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Wilson

Event date: 
November 4th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 29 minutes
Speaker: 
A. Scott Berg
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As the first writer given access to recently-discovered papers belonging to President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter and personal physician, biographer A. Scott Berg shares his unique insight into the 28th U.S. President.

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All the Great Prizes: John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt

Event date: 
October 29th, 2013
Speaker: 
John Taliaferro
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Biographer John Taliaferro provides a long-overdue look into the life and work of John Hay, an unparalleled figure in American history with a remarkable political career.

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From Amsterdam to New Amsterdam

Event date: 
October 28th, 2013
Speaker: 
Russell Shorto
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Using Amsterdam’s history as a backdrop, critically acclaimed author Russell Shorto explains why the Dutch are responsible for some of New York’s most celebrated and enduring characteristics.

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The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

Event date: 
October 24th, 2013
Speaker: 
Marilyn S. Kushner
Kimberly Orcutt
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Curators Marilyn S. Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt examine the historical context of the 1913 Armory Show and shed light on this groundbreaking exhibition that forever changed the way we understand art.

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The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action

Event date: 
October 3rd, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 6 minutes
Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
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Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy explores the complex history of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.

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Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Event date: 
October 1st, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 3 minutes
Speaker: 
Kenneth J. Winkle
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Civil War experts examine how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.

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Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

Event date: 
June 11th, 2013
Duration: 
1 hour and 5 minutes
Speaker: 
Joseph J. Ellis
Stacy Schiff (moderator)
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Joseph J. Ellis and Stacy Schiff examine a crescendo moment in American history: the summer of 1776, when the thirteen colonies came together to secede from the British Empire.

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New Thinking on the American Revolution: The Savior of Our Country: Remembering Gen. George Washington

Event date: 
May 4th, 2013
Speaker: 
Edward G. Lengel
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Edward G. Lengel gives a fresh look at General Washington as a military commander, offering insights into his strengths and weaknesses. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)

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New Thinking on the American Revolution: Strategic Communication in the American Revolution

Event date: 
May 4th, 2013
Speaker: 
Marc A. Genest
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Marc A. Genest discusses how the American rebels undercut British conventional military advantages. (Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute.)

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